Leitz 20x Quartz microscope objective


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Another interesting microscope objective my friend loaned to me is the Leitz 20x quartz objective. This microscope objective, however is an infinity corrected objective which needs to be stacked with another lens in order to achieve sharp focus. Hence I stacked this together with my Coastal Optics 60mm F4 APO lens to maximise the UV-transmission. Continue reading Leitz 20x Quartz microscope objective

Green cushion mum


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This is an interesting flower that I have managed to add to my flower gallery. It is very UV-dark but in other light spectra, it looks much more interesting. As usual, these were shot indoors and were stacked in Helicon Focus. Continue reading Green cushion mum

iBlazr Smartphone LED Flash


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I recently became aware of another flash made for Smartphones – this one will work with both iPhone and Android phones. It is the iBlazr LED flash, which works by plugging into the 3.5mm headphone jack of your chosen smartphone. Cost £28.99 from Amazon.co.uk Continue reading iBlazr Smartphone LED Flash

Pink gerbera


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This is another interesting flower I have managed to photograph, particularly the UV-induced visible fluorescence. In fact, it is probably the flower I found to be the most interesting. As usual, these were shot in my indoor studio. Continue reading Pink gerbera

Carl Zeiss Ultrafluar 10x microscope objective


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Now that I own a Stackshot and can shoot extreme macro in a more controlled manner, I thought I would try my hand at extreme macro using other types of objectives. Hence my friend lent me a few of his microscope objectives to see how they would perform. One of these is the Carl Zeiss Ultrafluar 10x microscope objective, which being a quartz objective, transmits UV from 240nm all the way up to the infrared range. Continue reading Carl Zeiss Ultrafluar 10x microscope objective

Yellow chrysanthemum


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 This is a yellow chrysanthemum from the Mother’s day bunch. I have photographed it in my indoor studio here. Continue reading Yellow chrysanthemum

Stackshot – automated focus stacking macro rail


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I have been thinking of getting a Stackshot to aid my macro photography for a very long time, particularly when I am shooting at extreme magnifications. The cost has been putting me off for quite a while but I have managed to get one at a very good price. Hence I took the plunge. Continue reading Stackshot – automated focus stacking macro rail

Orange gerbera


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Another flower from the Mother’s day bunch which I managed to photograph is the orange gerbera. It is a lovely flower, particularly the center which I could not wait to image in UV-induced visible fluorescence. Continue reading Orange gerbera

Won ton Noodles


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One of our favourite meals is my wife’s home-made won ton noodles. So every time she decides to cook it, we take it as a special treat. Continue reading Won ton Noodles

Red chrysanthemum


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This is another flower from the Mother’s day bunch, and one I have never photographed before. Hence I have now added this to my collection of flowers I’ve photographed. Continue reading Red chrysanthemum